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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, and several other journals. I have essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. In December of 2016, The Mondegreen nominated my story "Santa Lucia" for a Pushcart Prize. I've written a novel entitled Purple Loosestrife and a novel entitled Hoping It Might Be So, both of which I am submitting to agents and publishers. I'm working on a novel called Dark and Bright as well as a book called Violets Are Blue: Essays About My Bipolar Life. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Friday, July 5, 2013

"Hamper"

Here's a weird little two-line poem I wrote:

For sale: Used hamper, $6.00 or best offer. Pink plastic weave with plastic daisies.
Minor wear and a few stains. Available immediately.

I think it's too short and too odd to ever be published anywhere, so I'm "publishing" it here on my blog. This is kind of in the category of "Matthew McConaughey's Older Brother", which is a rhyming poem that I don't think would ever get published. It's funny and fun and all, but it just isn't "in". So I "published" that one on this blog as well. Feel free to look it up. It's in the "Labels" list as "Matthew McConaughey's Older Brother".

I've actually never had any poetry published, but then I've barely submitted any anywhere. A few poems here and there, but I feel I need to brush up on poetry and develop what I write more. This is why I'm currently reading about poetry. I see myself primarily and overwhelmingly as a fiction (and I suppose memoir) writer, and secondarily as a poet, but I love and enjoy poetry very much and would be thrilled to get some published someday.

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